Collaborating and performing alongside musicians such as fellow melodeon
star Andy Cutting, composer Howard Shore, and as a soloist on The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit soundtracks.
An All-Ireland winner in accordion and melodeon
, Damien now resides in Castlegregory, where he has immersed himself in the strong west Kerry music tradition.
Harmonica and melodeon
player Ted Crum will be the guest at Warwick Folk Club on Monday, while keyboards man Andrew Sharpe takes the stage with singer and fiddle player Harriet Guy at Stratford Folk Club on Wednesday.
A cross-section of instruments included recorder, fiddles, melodeon
and travel-friendly reed organ.
He has led classes on traditional songs and ballads at US summer schools and at residential courses in England, teaches concertina and melodeon
to advanced level, and has written feature articles and reviews for fRoots and Living Tradition.
Guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson, melodeon
maestro Andy Cutting and fiddle wizard Nancy Kerr have performed together on stage in various combinations in recent years and have united for tonight's show.
Bellowhead are a big band - there's 11 of us and so we always make a big noise," says melodeon
, concertina and bandonion player John Spiers.
THEY come from Switzerland, sing in French, and make an unearthly racket using a melodeon
, a triangle and something resembling a coat of armour.
His island background has inspired his own music and choice of instrument, the single-row melodeon
Now with Never Mind the Bocs he is back centre stage once again, on melodeon
Only two members of the predecessor band remain in e2K - the noted jazz guitarist Jon Moore and Northampton-based melodeon
player Simon Care.
Fairport Convention singer Simon Nicol and Edward II's melodeon
man Simon Care team up with established Albion member Kellie While and the 'guv'nor' of English folk-rock Ashley Hutchings.